Does the MIND Diet Boost Your Memory?


A recent study shows that eating well can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to one-third.

The MIND diet mixes parts of the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets to form the Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet.

MIND focuses on foods with the most direct brain benefits and shuns foods that promote early aging; it recommends 10 brain-boosting foods to love and five brain bashers to limit.

Roxanne B. Sukol, MD, MS, offers her perspective.

Love these brain boosters:

Limit these brain bashers:

Overall, Dr. Sukol says the MIND diet is based on sound science and offers helpful guidelines for a healthy diet.

Best of all? Moderation counts: the MIND diet offers brain benefits even when you don’t follow it to the letter.